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Rocky River vs. Butler

By Andrew Stark

Who: Butler (6-2, 2-1)Rocky River (3-5, 2-1 in conference)

When: 7 pm

Last Meeting: Butler won, 55-21, on October 17, 2014

Key Players: Butler: Quarterback Davis Cheek, running backs Benny LeMay, Chrisean Davis-Pinckney and CJ Johnson, receiver/defensive back Clifton Duck, receiver DJ Little, lineman/H-back Ronald Porter, defensive back Aramis Algood, linebacker Christian Dixon, tight end Jeremy Spencer; Rocky River: quarterback Tyshawn Carter, quarterback/tight end Phillip Clay, running backs Elijah Henry, Justice Styron and Nygle Farmer, receiver/defensive back Kendall Lewis, receiver Johari Alexander, lineman Bryson Adams, defensive back Tyrell Robinson, linebacker Larry Blanton

The Keys: This game probably amounts to the loser being out of the race for a conference title, so emotions and the stakes will be high in a pivotal heavyweight conference showdown. […]

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Independence vs. Garinger

By Andrew Stark

Who: Garinger (0-8, 0-3) at Independence (4-3, 2-0)

When: 7 pm

Last Meeting: Independence won, 65-0, on October 17, 2014

Key Players: Garinger: running back/defensive back Jorden Freeman, defensive back Jalen Grudy, quarterback Matt Douglas, receivers Jorge Fundora and Isaiah Black, linebackers Lance Gibbs and Delvin Clement, linemen Jackie Jones and Marquel Coleman, running back Derrick Yoko; Independence: quarterback Christian McPhail, running back Quantavious McGill, cornerback/receivers Elijah Small and Cedric Stone, linebackers Tylon Clawson, Jerome Cochran and Rob Casanova, defensive ends Christian Colon and Kima Bell

The Keys: Independence is in the driver’s seat in the suddenly super-competitive Southwestern 4A race after Butler knocked off Myers Park, the only other conference team other than the Patriots not to lose a league game. […]

News Notes

Can Food Drive

Independence High School is collecting can food for the 2015 Student Hunger Drive. The town of Mint Hill is invited to help end hunger within Charlotte by donating can food items. There will be a drop off bin located at the Town Hall. Cans may be dropped off between October 12 and November 9.

Independence High School Homecoming and Fall Fest

Independence High School Student Council invites the community to come to the homecoming football game October 16. The gates open at 6 pm. If you attended Independence as a student, you can get into the game for free. Email Mrs. Hamrick your name and the year you graduated at Prior to the game Fall Fest will begin at 4:45 pm. All are invited to come out and enjoy fun games, a haunted house, and more. […]

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MH joins local family in raising pediatric cancer awareness

By Leah Schmalz

Kevin and Emily Ratliff lost their daughter Claire to a rare form of childhood cancer when she was two and a half years old. Now they take steps to support other families facing similar circumstances, as well as raise awareness of the disease.

The town supported the Ratliff family’s efforts at the council meeting last Thursday by recognizing September as Pediatric Cancer Awareness
Month. Commissioner Tina Ross read a proclamation and presented it to the Ratliffs.

“I just want to personally thank you guys so much,” Kevin said. “I want to thank Tina personally as well. She is obviously someone who I admire greatly for her own tenacity against the disease.”

Pediatric cancer is the most deadly disease for children under the age of 14, causing more deaths than AIDS, asthma, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and juvenile diabetes combined, according to the CDC.  […]